William Koenecke

Obituary of William Koenecke

Koenecke, William J., age 85, of Glen Rock, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Bill was born in Elmhurst, IL and was a proud Glen Rock NJ resident for over 50 years. Before his retirement, he was a Mechanical Engineer for Metal Improvement Co. located in Carlstadt, NJ for 40 years. He was a member of the Shade Tree Commission of Glen Rock. Bill was an Air Force veteran, beloved father, husband, "Papa", friend and true patriot who loved the American flag and his country.

Surviving are his two daughters: Julie Bernheisel and her husband, Scott of Virginia Beach, VA and Karla Paschek and her husband, Artie of Rockaway, NJ. Also surviving is his son in law, Chris Norton of Toms River, NJ and two grandchildren, Daniel and Allyson Norton, and his nephew Scott Howard. He was predeceased by his sister, Alice Howard, his wife, Maria (nee Angiolo) Koenecke, and his daughter, Suzy Norton.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 1 – 3 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Prayer Service will take place at 3 pm. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, contributions in William’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or the American Cancer Society, Bergen Unit, 20 Mercer St. Hackensack, NJ 07601.